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130 x 165 cm
51.18 x 65 in






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Mixed media on rice paper.

This is a unique work.

The recurring theme of Elena Monzo's research path is centred on the society of the ephemeral and woman, the predominant element of every artistic construction, who is described in every single one of her manias.

From the art of appearing in order to conform to the masses, to the maniacal attention to detail, to the need to cling to a perfect image, without smears. The artist's intentions are to highlight the decadence of society, which is now completely enslaved by the aesthetics of appearance. The accessories used in the works are the bond that binds people to dependence: fragments of fabric and glitters that unite the different parts of the bodies in a chaotic and visionary whole.

About the Artists

1981 , Italy

Born in Orzinuovi (Brescia) in 1981. After the degree in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera (Milan), she entirely focused her work on the artistic creation and research on the feminine figure. In 2015 she was selected for the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, a prestigious artist residence in the heart of Shanghai for 6 months. In 2013 the artist’s works were shown during ArteFiera Bologna, and she was awarded with the Camera di Commercio prize in the city of Mantua during the contest Mantegnacercasi. The same year marks for the artist the meeting point with two different cultures -Far Eastern and Arabic- as she stayed in two artist residences, in Tamashima/Japan and Beirut/Lebanon, in the second half of the year. Among Monzo’s personal exhibits: Nidi di Nodi di Bu (2008, in the Mantua branch of the Galleria Bonelli) and Inside (2007, in the Los Angeles branch). In 2012 the artist took part in the project Twin Room in Havana (Cuba), inside the Festival de Arte Jovem, and showed her works in solo shows at the Galleria Traghetto in Venice and the Galleria Colossi in Brescia. Her works were also exhibited in 2010 at the Contemporaryart show (Milan, Superstudiopiù) and in 2011 in the Cannaviello art studio (Milan). About Monzo’s collective exhibits, she took part in the B Creative B Factory show in Milan during the Fuorisalone in 2013, in the Homo Faber exhibition by curator Mimmo Di Marzio (2012, Milan), and in the show dedicated to the international movement of the pop-surralism Go with the Flow curated by Alberto Mattia Martini, in Lucca. In 2011, she participated at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia, Italian Pavilion - Lombardia, Palazzo della Regione (Milan), and to the exhibitions Faulty fables, curated by Carolina Lio, 00130 Gallery, Helsinki (Finland) and Elective Affinities, curated by Luigi Meneghelli, A.B.C. Arte Boccanera, Trento. In 2010, the artist was invited to the VII Biennale d’Arte Postumia Giovani 2010, curated by Beatrice Buscaroli, Museo dell’Alto Mantovano, Gazoldo degli Ippoliti (MN), to the collective exhibition curated by Chiara Canali The White Cellar in the former Fiat Palace in Turin and to the exhibition Giorni Felici at Casa Testori (Milan).

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